Happy Saturday, plant lovers! Did you see yesterday’s vlog?! It is chock-full of awesome information and updates on #plantPOWER that you don’t want to miss. Kasey and I have so many exciting things coming up for all of us!
Smoothies are my jam because I can throw just about anything into them and trust that it will taste fabulous. I’ve been inspired by Wildflour, a vegan bakery & cafe near my condo, and have been loving an apple pie smoothie with spinach, apple, banana, almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia. It’s heavenly! If I’m feeling extra hungry, I’ll add some cashew butter for extra staying power.
In the evening, I often crave something comforting. I love to make a protein pudding with 1 scoop of protein powder, almond milk to taste, and a drizzle of hemp and chia seeds for extra fiber, minerals, and fat. With a cup of tea, it’s a winning combo in my book!
Roasted Veggies with Hum-Nooch Sauce
I loved roasting some sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and/or squash and covering it in my hum-nooch sauce (2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, 1 Tbsp. hummus, 1 Tbsp. almond milk, garlic powder to taste). It’s packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I’ve been craving this the most lately.
Mixed nuts are my BFF. These are one of my favorite portable snacks to bring with me to work. I love mixing cashews, almond, pistachios, and brazil nuts in a bag with some Attune Foods’ Supergrains cereal. The crunch from the cereal adds a little something extra.
I’ve found that two bars keep me satisfied for a snack: Pulsin’ bars and Clif’s Kit’s Organic bars. Both are winners. They’re made with quality ingredients and have a great macronutrient distribution.
This time of year, I crave baked apples. I’ve been enjoying my baked apple with a peanutty walnut crumble during the week. It’s a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack! It’s even better by eaten by the fire with a good book in-hand!
Unsalted Rice Cakes with Toppings!
I’m one of those weird people that enjoys rice cakes – like really enjoys them. They’re such a great blank canvas for snacks and neutral in flavor, so you can really top them with anything. The first photo’s two rice cakes are topped with guacamole and my zesty nooch sauce (2 Tbsp. peach salsa + 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast). You’d never guess it has 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of fat! Talk about staying power! The second photo is my Open-Faced Peanut Butter & Raw Blueberry Jam Cake. Rice cakes are also delicious topped with hummus and raw veggies!
Okay, that’s it for me. I’ve got a very special guest arriving soon. Off to get ready!
Question of the Day: Are you a POWERsnacker? What are your go-to snacks?
P.S. – Don’t forget to check out Kasey’s powersnack post!